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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Monday, October 17, 2011

H is for Hong Kong, Part 2 - ABC

The real reason for this set of posts coming into being, as I was researching the Mini-trucks posted above, I came across these guys and decided to try and sort out all my 'marked' copies of early British makes large scale figures.

ABC seem to be the commonest of the various makes, although as their figures are of the poorest quality, it may just be that their commonness is due to late production leading to more survivors?

The comparison with a Britains Swoppet original shows how mush of a size loss the copies suffer from, this could be down to re-sculpting (or 'copy-sculpting') rather that pantographing. Also a base mark close-up showing the diamond design with ABC within it.

They also copied the Swoppet Knights, I only have the one, and no weapon, but I've seen crude copies of Britains weapons in my mates spares box, so guess that's them then! Also note again the size loss compared to an original.

Their 8th Army figures were taken from Timpo and Crescent, and are very small at about 45mm. They have dropped the pack from the Timpo donor and added a beret, again suggesting sculpting from life rather than pantographing?

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